weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

One product issued by NWS for:
Share |


Wind Chill Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
352 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

MAZ020-021-RIZ005>007-121700-
/O.CON.KBOX.WC.A.0001.160213T1800Z-160214T1800Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-
NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...
MATTAPOISETT...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT
352 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...THE SOUTH COASTS OF BOTH RHODE ISLAND AND
  MASSACHUSETTS INCLUDING CAPE COD.

* HAZARD TYPES...POTENTIAL LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS AND NEAR
  RECORD COLD AIR TEMPERATURES.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 25 BELOW.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE WIND CHILLS WILL OCCUR SATURDAY NIGHT
  INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...WIND CHILLS THIS COLD CAN BRING ON FROSTBITE IN AS
  LITTLE AS 15 MINUTES! OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED IN
  THESE CONDITIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* AIR TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES SAT NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING
  WILL FALL TO NEAR RECORD COLD VALUES OF 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ZERO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR WIND
CHILLS TO FALL TO -25 DEGREES OR COLDER FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS.  A
WIND CHILL INDEX BELOW -30 CAN BRING ON FROSTBITE IN AS LITTLE AS
10 MINUTES.  OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

FRANK

FOR THE LATEST UPDATES...PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON

YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AT
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSBOSTON

YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT
@NWSBOSTON



U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: May 16, 2007
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE